Back in August, Tig Notaro spoke up about the long-running Louis C.K. rumors, saying in interviews with Time and The Daily Beast that she thought it was important for C.K. to “take care of” the rumors by addressing them directly. C.K. responded to Notaro’s comments soon after when he was pressed about it in interviews, saying in September that the rumors were nothing more than rumors: “I don’t know why she said the things she said, I really don’t,” he told The Daily Beast. “I don’t think talking about that stuff in the press and having conversations over press lanes is a good idea.” Two months later, five women came forward with sexual misconduct allegations against C.K. in The New York Times, and the release of his new film I Love You, Daddy has since been scrapped completely by its distributor in the wake of the NYT report. FX, HBO, and Netflix also decided to cut ties with C.K. following the news.
During her appearance on The View today, Notaro opened up about the ordeal and noted that “it’s a huge relief” to have C.K. removed as a producer on her Amazon series One Mississippi, since she became aware of C.K.’s behavior firsthand before it was publicly confirmed:
I found this out right after we sold the show – that this was happening. And I started publicly trying to distance myself from him for almost two years now. And then when this all came out, even though I knew firsthand from people, it wasn’t my place to call out names. It’s somebody else’s story, and so it’s for them to directly speak about.
Notaro also spoke about the season 2 One Mississippi episode that explores sexual misconduct similar to C.K.’s – an episode Notaro has spoken up about before as being inspired by the various experiences of her writers. “People seem to feel like this was hard to believe – that this sort of behavior would happen, because it’s like, ‘What is somebody’s motivation there?’ And it’s like… It’s not somebody interested in somebody. It’s not somebody flirting. It’s something beyond that. It’s power, it’s abuse, and it’s disgusting.”
Watch the full clip above.